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  1. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    I keep my paint brush with me
    wherever I may go.
    In case I need to cover up
    so the real me doesn’t show.

    I’m so afraid to show you me,
    afraid of what you’ll do.
    That you may laugh or say mean things.
    I’m afraid I may lose you.

    I’d like to remove all my paint coats
    to show you the real, true me.
    But I want you to try and understand.
    I need you to accept what you see.

    So if you’ll be patient and close your eyes,
    I’ll strip off all my coats real slow.
    Please understand how much it hurts
    to let the real me show.

    Now my coats are all stripped off.
    I feel naked, bare and cold.
    And if you still love me with all that you see,
    you are my friend, pure as gold.

    I need to save my paint brush, though,
    and hold it in my hand.
    I want to keep it handy
    in case somebody doesn’t understand.

    So please protect me, my dear friend.
    And thanks for loving me true.
    But please let me keep my paint brush with me
    until I love me, too.

    - Bettie B. Young
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  3. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

    LOVE it!

    Bought some new watercolours the other day, this reminds me to use them ASAP xxx
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    Thats fab!
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